Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Image&Journal Notes" cards..and giveaway on Monday

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The more I look at these Image & Journal Notes booklets..the more I love them! I just keep looking at them and and thinking of all the things I want to make. WOO HOO!
Here are just a couple of cards I made today. This image tickles me so much! lol
The image is from the "Homemade" Journal & Image Notes book, the papers from the Radiant Paper Pad and the Stamp from the Coffee and Tea Clear Art Stamp set.
I used the bottom journal part.. for the inside of the card..where the ..date, address ect.. could be.
Cute little martini glass huh? Well, I'd have mine filled with Diet Mt Dew. lol ( and I'd have my olive on the side)

Awwww look at this cute little guy ,and his pup? The look on that dogs face cracks me up. Seriously when I see images like this one.. I totally understand why Sandy chose the name "Heartwarming Vintage"...because they just really are "heartwarming". Soooo Cute!
On this one, I just used the journal piece behind. The tree image is on the journal piece. The image and journal pieces are from the "Childhood" booklet. The "hello" stamp , is from the Sweet Kids stamp set, and the papers from the Earth Paper Pad.
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I've been helping a friend with a scrapbook of photos from their trip to Ireland. The photos are certainly making me think, it's someplace I'd love to visit someday. The photos are of such beautiful scenery, that adding much to the pages just seems to take away from the photos , so It is going to be simply done.. to keep the focus on the photos. I worked on that a bit today and then on these cards. I also took time to work on submitting some things, because I haven't taken time to do that for quite awhile.
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I've noticed I've gotten in the habit of having the TV in my room in while I'm working. I don't watch it..it's just like it's ..background noise..so I thought ..hmmm... music would certainly be more inspiring than this noise, so I turned it off and turned on some music. I totally enjoyed it! I used to always have music on .. I dont know how this tv thing started???
I plan to go back to listening to music during the day.. and if I'm in here at night.. maybe I'll have the tv on then. (simply because Dan goes to be early..and you know me .. I like my tunes loud)lol
So here's my question... TV , music or quiet...when you are creating??? I'd love to know.


20 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

I do most of my crafting in the evening, so I listen to the TV. I do enjoy during the day turning on CMT and checking out the videos. Laurie

Scrappy Jessi said...

these scream jessi!
i love them. so retro. just darling!!
i need to get me some of them stamps. asap.
oxooox,
jessi

Trish D said...

Those cards are adorable!

I am definitely a music girl while stamping - if the TV is, I get distracted and don't get as much done :) Type of music varies widely depending on my mood... it could be anything from 80s Hair Bands, Aaron Shust, Toby Keith or Vivaldi...

Cassie said...

I love the tabs off to the side - makes me think of those 1950's entertaining guides!

Sharon in NE said...

During the day when I'm working, its Oscar Peterson or Miles Davis jazz. When I'm creating its something that has more beat: Linkin' Park, Nicole C. Mullen, etc. I guess the answer is music!

Jessica said...

I love the idea to use the journaling part for the inside of the card.
I listen to the TV when I'm creating because it's good background noise. Music is too distracting to me because I get too involved in it.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

These are adorable! I love those Journal Notes and will have to get some! You are such an enabler, but I love it!!!

stampqueen said...

I LOVE it QUIET when I am home alone crafting - at work there is always alarms of about 10 different types and the phone rings canstantly, when the kids are home its the radio or the xbox or the wii - so I just soak in the quiet when I can!!! :) Love those cards!!!

Monica said...

i love quiete.. but sometime have my ipod whit my love song ;)

lovely card!

aimee said...

Cute projects! The little boy is my favorite. As a mom of 3 boys I love boy themed stuff. There isn't always a big selection it seems.

To answer your question. I like music when I'm creating and TV when I'm cleaning. I always have to have some sort of noise when I'm home alone. I don't like a quiet house.

TheTatums said...

TV in the background. Specifically TV Land. I've seen all those shows so many times I don't have to actually see what they're doing. lol...
Ann

Sugar Bear said...

Love the retro cocktails! I was just discussing doing an ATC series on this subject.
Karla

Amber said...

Wow those are sweet Vicki! LOVE the little guy and his dog.
I guess I like to work in quiet, maybe I need to try the music too though!
~Amber

Kristy Vernon said...

I have to work with noise. I am that way with everything. I have the TV on almost always whether I'm listening to it or not. Probably a waste of electric :). I like listening to the radio sometimes but I can't have the radio and TV on at the same time. I like to work at my table with some HGTV or TLC in the background. I actually get inspiration from some of the color choices and placements on those home shows.

Country Liv . . . said...

Hey Ms Vicki,
I love to have my mp3 player plugged into my speakers to listen to music when I paper scrap. I have quiet when I digital scrap. Don't know why.

Having a bad day. As if the squirrels weren't enough to put me over the edge . . . I had to kill a snake IN MY HOUSE! No, I have no idea how it got in; at least it wasn't as large as the one I had last year (4 footer) but I'm not sure what kind it was. My neighbor said it was a cotton mouth. I hacked up the utility room floor pretty good. I have a headache and I think I need something strong to drink but I never have anything here like that. My nerves are shot. Last year it took me over two weeks to calm down from the snake-I slept in 15 minute naps because I was afraid another snake would get in my bed! I want to cry. Maybe I will.
Liv

D@nielle said...

that little guy is so adorable ! I like to "watch" my favorite tv series in the background, have to rev up the volume though or it's hard to follow ....

Swede said...

Those are so adorable. When I get some xtra money I'm going to order those vintage stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Boriquaz said...

For my it's usually the TV and I tend to just leave it on for background noise, everynow and then i'll take a peek at it.

windycindy said...

Greetings, You do such lovely work! I usually make cards in the quiet. If my sons have friends over and I can hear them, I put on Enya or Josh Groban and listen to them sing.
Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kara Ward said...

My head is spinning...I have missed so much yummy stuff. I am going to have to check your blog every hour so I don't miss out! Kara